First video sale of Scots Charollais
A GROUP of Scottish Charollais sheep breeders held their first ever video sale recently at Lanark mart.
Foot-and-mouth restrictions have made it difficult to make any sales of breeding stock this year, but a video sale appears to be the next best option.
The sale "topper" was a ram lamb from Aberdeenshire breeders W&C Ingram of Logie, Pitcaple, Inverurie. Their Aristocrat-sired lamb made 1500gns to Huntly auctioneer Blair Duffton of Mains of Drumdollo.
Another Aristocrat-bred lamb attracted bids to 1100gns going to Cumbrian breeder Jonathan Wales, Thackwood, Carlisle.
Breeders J&M Hunter of West Cairnhill, Insch, had one Carthorpe Carlyle-sired lamb making a 1000gns to R&M Paterson, Dunblane. Seven ram lambs exchanged hands, levelling at £798. *